back to article Illinois senator proposes gutting BIPA

The Center for Democracy and Technology is accusing Illinois senator Terry Link of planning to gut protections covering the use of biometric data by the IT sector. The proposals to revise the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) were quietly announced on Thursday night ahead of a weekend that ends with Memorial Day …

  1. Mark 85

    Ah.. another legislator in the pockets of the lobbyists. Nothing new to see here... move along.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      That Google is now bribing state legislators is news to me, though not surprising to me.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Microshaft and Whoracle have been doing it for years, nay, decades.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Aaaaaand here we go again ..

    .. another attempt at reducing your safety and privacy on behalf of the abusers. Next time Google tries to allege it seeks to protect your privacy, do me a favour and laugh in their face because they're lying through their teeth.

  3. Wade Burchette

    The giant lie

    "We value your privacy" is the giant lie. What businesses really mean when they put that phrase into their terms of service is that your private information is valuable to them and the more they have the more money they can make. I don't care if you "value" my privacy; I want you to respect my privacy.

  4. Dan 55 Silver badge

    Good afternoon, Mr. Yakamoto. How did you like that three-pack of tank tops you bought last time you were in?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Screw this guy

    How about... stronger laws against the abuse of technology? Biometrics, surveillance, data mining, even the mere retention of identifying information, to say nothing of "AI" and autonomous drones, vehicles, robots. An outright ban would never fly, however, we can ban their use in public places, public roads, public airspace, on other people's property, on other people's devices, under no circumstances without explicit consent, as evidence in court...

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    If a business has to have "Don't be evil" as their corporate motto, you can bet it's because that is a problem for them.

    Just as you know that anyone that begins a sentence with "Honestly" is about to lie to you.

    1. Crazy Operations Guy

      Re: Honestly....

      Or anyone who starts a sentence with "I'm not racist, but..." is about to say something exceedingly racist...

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Honestly....

        Well, i'm not racist (i hate everybody equally) but lets have a discussion about immigration?

        Which is clearly not racist. Unless your name is Gordon Brown.

  7. disgruntled yank Silver badge

    Behind the curve?

    Yesterday's newspaper said that Link had withdrawn the amendment.

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